Each year, all around the world, amazing car auctions are organized with the purpose of bringing together car collectors and car enthusiasts interested in classic cars. The rare and elegant classic cars displayed are meant to determine bidders pay high prices for these beauties. A good location where you can find some amazing car auctions is Florida.
In fact, in 2010, RM Auctions organized an incredible car auction in Florida. The event took place in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Centre and attracted around 20,000 enthusiasts and car collectors. This 2010 Florida car auction displayed more than 400 classic cars including hot rods owned by Bruce Rossmeyer and 138 vehicles from the John O’Quinn collection which were offered without reserve. The event was a real success with total sales of $16 million. 365 vehicles of all the 460 classic cars hosted by this RM auction, found a new owner. That means a 79% sales rate for this event.
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The O’Quinn collection of amazing classic cars managed to represent $6,843,000 million of the total sales recorded by this Fort Lauderdale car auction. The star of this 2010 Florida car auction was the restored 1935 Auburn 851 SC Convertible Sedan owned by Mister John O’Quinn. This incredible classic car was sold for $211,750 and is equipped with a 280 cubic inch V8 engine able to produce 150 horsepower and a three-speed manual gearbox.
Another high-class car part of this 2010 Florida car auction was the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. The car is an incredible sports model that convinced its new owner to pay $209,000. On the list of the best sales that took place during this event also entered the incredible 1931 Cadillac Model 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe. This incredible classic car comes equipped with a powerful V12 engine able to produce 135 horsepower and managed to bring to the RM Auctions $209,000.
The 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible was another exciting sale which heated the spirits at this 2010 Florida car auction. This amazing classic car is equipped with a 322 cubic inch V8 engine capable to produce 190 horsepower. It features an elegant interior with leather seats and a lot of stylish features. This Buick Skylark was produced in a limited series and convinced its new owner to spend $187,000. An outstanding 1993 Jaguar XJ220 impressed the viewers who were part of this car auction, as well. It features a 6.2 liter engine producing 500 horsepower and an elegant exterior design. The Jaguar was sold in the end with $148,500.
The Ford models were as well part of this 2010 Florida car auction. I can mention a 1932 Ford Boyster II with Boyd Coddington wheels, a Gabe Lopes interior and a LS6 Corvette motor. Other Ford models present were the 1930 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster, the 1933 Ford Street Rod Coupe and the 1932 Ford Roadster. An incredible presence at this 2010 Florida car auction was the 1936 Ford Street Rod Coupe owned by Rossmeyer. It’s a stunning classic car built at high standards, with a unique structure and customized bodywork. It is equipped with a Windsor 427 cubic inch V8 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission.
All in all, this 2010 Florida car auction was a successful event and it was a great place to spend amazing moments with your friends and, why not, with your family. It was the perfect opportunity to find incredible classic cars for your own car collection. If you didn’t have the opportunity to participate at this car auction, you should consider visiting and why not bidding at the next Florida car auction.